Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Outdoor areas were a particular area of interest among consumers even before the pandemic, but with social distancing and other factors coming into play, the outdoor living trend accelerated sharply.


DIY Home Organization Market Gets Temporary Boost from COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

DIY Home Organization Market Gets Temporary Boost from COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

In the US, DIY home renovations saw strong increases in 2020 during the pandemic, and home organization was among consumers’ top projects.


3 Ready-to-Assemble Furniture Trends Affecting Demand for Furniture Laminates

3 Ready-to-Assemble Furniture Trends Affecting Demand for Furniture Laminates

The outlook for decorative laminates use in the furniture industry is closely tied to trends in the production of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture.


The Cicadas Are Coming! What Will It Mean for This Outdoor Living Season?

The Cicadas Are Coming! What Will It Mean for This Outdoor Living Season?

Brood X – is emerging from the ground after 17 years - just in time for the outdoor living season to begin.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Plastic Containers Catch on in New Produce Applications

Plastic Containers Catch on in New Produce Applications

Grocery stores remained open as “essential” businesses, and consumers prepared more meals at home due to restaurant closures.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Short-Lived Spike in Personal Hygiene Demand at Pandemic’s Onset Unable to Boost Market in 2020

Short-Lived Spike in Personal Hygiene Demand at Pandemic’s Onset Unable to Boost Market in 2020

The flurry of panic buying turned out to be short-lived so supply and demand in the personal hygiene nonwovens industry returned to more normal patterns as the pandemic wore on.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Global Paint & Coatings Market Poised to Rebound Strongly As COVID-19 Pandemic Recedes

Global Paint & Coatings Market Poised to Rebound Strongly As COVID-19 Pandemic Recedes

DIY projects boosted consumer paint demand which helped offset some losses as demand contracted due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Chemicals      Construction & Building Products      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Use of More Packaging in the Fresh Produce Aisle

COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Use of More Packaging in the Fresh Produce Aisle

Elevated consumer grocery sales and sanitation concerns amid the pandemic are accelerating trends toward more packaging in the produce aisle.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Stay-At-Home Orders Helped Spike Consumer Water Treatment Market Growth in 2020

Stay-At-Home Orders Helped Spike Consumer Water Treatment Market Growth in 2020

Retail sales of water treatment systems and consumables soared in 2020 mostly due to the trickle-down effects of stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Some Opportunities for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market, Despite Steep Near-Term Shortfalls

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Some Opportunities for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market, Despite Steep Near-Term Shortfalls

During the COVID-19 pandemic, use of online food delivery platforms skyrocketed, driving foodservice establishments to reevaluate their digital presence and brick-and-mortar strategies.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment